This is the issue: a regular sodium based water softening system dumps 1 to 2 thousand gallons of salt water into the septic system/city sewer one or two times a week. This is a lot of very salty water. Your city sewer treatment system might be able to handle it (?) but your septic sytem/ aquifer will be hard pressed. And it's a lot of water to blow off. This sounds like a possible environmental disaster to me...and there seem to be a few others - like the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - concerned too.
So, do the "no-salt" systems - magnetic, catalytic, galvanic - work?
Jim Newman, Construction Forum, Inc.
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